100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN- THE YARDBIRDS

The Yardbirds – Over Under Sideways Down/Jeff's Boogie (1966, Vinyl) -  Discogs

100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: Over Under Sideways Down- The Yardbirds. The Yardbirds were inspired by Bill Haley and His Comets classic ‘Rock Around The Clock’ in coming up with Over Under Sideways Down. After a show the band heard the song and guitarist Jeff Beck started playing the songs bassline- and the rest of the band joined in and they soon had an arrangement. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it at #23 in their 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time list. This would be the next to last Yardbirds hit in the US- and their final UK hit. Drummer Jim McCarty claimed that “Over under sideways down, That’s the best way I have found” was changed to “Over under sideways down, Backwards forwards square and round”, because BBC censors might have objected to the vaguely suggestive line.

  • Single: Over Under Sideways Down- The Yardbirds
  • Record Company- Epic
  • Genre: Psychedelic Rock
  • Written by Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Jeff Beck, Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith
  • Time: 2:37
  • B-side: Jeff’s Boogie’
  • Album- Roger The Engineer
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #13 in US Billboard Hot 100, #10 in UK Singles Chart.

4 responses to “100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN- THE YARDBIRDS

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s